2016 May

Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Air Emissions Announced

On May 31st, 2016

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 49th Committee meeting in Haugesund, Norway, last week and announced that a 2018 concentrated inspection campaign on air emissions (MARPOL Annex VI). Secretary General Richard Schiferli said the decision demonstrated the importance to the Paris MoU of environmental awareness and compliance, especially..

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#InterMaritime Group: Active participation in the TSCI Council Meeting

On May 31st, 2016

#InterMaritime Group participated actively in the TSCI Council meeting held in Saint Petersburg, Russia from May 24-26, 2016.   The final resolutions adopted in this annual meeting of the International Association of Technical Survey & Classification Institutions (TSCI) are related to the analysis and discussion of the following main aspects:   The work of TSCI..

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DNVGL Enhancing onboard fire safety awareness

On May 31st, 2016

DNV GL emphasizes important aspects of fire safety in the engine room, regarding both newbuildings and ships in service. RULES AND REQUIREMENTS Many aspects which determine the fire risk in an engine room, such as insulation, screening and the routing of pipes, cannot be easily addressed in the design approval phase. Therefore, these aspects require..

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St. Lucia implements open ship registry

On May 31st, 2016

The St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) says the island is expected to gain several benefits after a decision to implement an open ship registry allowing for companies or people from another countries to register their vessels under that nation’s flag. According to local media, the SALSPA said that the decision follows a..

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Meet the Future Surveyor

On May 30th, 2016

By Greg Trauthwein   Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV GL discusses the future of class   DNV GL is now integrated and fully armed to address the challenges of the day. Drones for tank inspections? Virtual surveyors? Unmanned ships?   DNV GL leaves no stone unturned in the quest to bring class into the future..

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IACS Issues Port of Refuge Recommendations

On May 30th, 2016

                                                                     MSC Flaminia For vessels in distress or in need of assistance there can sometimes be a need to find an appropriate..

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Myanmar becomes the 75th State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

On May 27th, 2016

GENEVA (ILO News) – The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006  (MLC, 2006). In so doing, Myanmar becomes the 75th ILO member State to ratify the Convention, a significant milestone for the MLC, 2006. It is also..

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MSC96

On May 26th, 2016

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee held its 96th session between May 11 and May 20 and adopted a number of key regulatory changes including regulations designed to improve the safety of rescue craft. MSC adopted amendments to SOLAS regulations III/3 and III/20 to make mandatory the new requirements for the maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing,..

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ABS: Sharpening its Global View – maritime global news.

On May 25th, 2016

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), already one of the world's well-regarded classification societies, recently restructured its ranks to meet the perpetually evolving needs of its customers. Kirsi Tikka, the global head of marine, and Howard Fireman, CTO, explain. While the business of ship classification is ever-evolving, it could be argued that today is a..

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IMO: MSC 96 Amendments

On May 24th, 2016

This Brief provides highlights of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s 96th session, which met from 11 to 20 May 2016. A number of amendments to SOLAS were adopted which, under IMO’s new four-year implementation cycle, will enter into force on 1 January 2020. A more extensive report, the ABS International Regulatory News Update, on MSC 96..

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